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Mangroves Could Be Saviour of Guyana’s Shrinking Coastline

With climate change robbing Guyana of some of its prime agricultural land, the government is looking to mangroves as a natural barrier to the rising seas.

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The Lumber Boom of Coastal South Carolina

A new display at the South Carolina Maritime Museum in Georgetown called “HENRIETTA, the Largest Wooden Sailing Ship Ever Built in South Carolina,” effectively combines illustrations and illuminations to explain the huge amount of resources needed to construct the square-rigged HENRIETTA.

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The Physics of Ocean Undertow: Creating More Robust And Sustainable Beaches?

Erosion, Inform
May
13

People standing on a beach often feel the water tugging the sand away from under their feet. This is the undertow, the current that pulls water back into the ocean after a wave breaks on the beach. Large storms produce strong undertows that can strip beaches of sand.

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No Ocean-Borne Radiation From Fukushima Detected On West Coast Shoreline

Scientists working together on Kelp Watch 2014 announced today that the West Coast shoreline shows no signs of ocean-borne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, following their analysis of the first collection of kelp samples along the western U.S. coastline.

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Treasured Island, Tangier, VA

The people of Tangier Island fear their life, land and heritage could wash away. Though only 12 miles off the coast of Virginia, Tangier is struggling to, literally, stay afloat.

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West Antarctic Glacier Loss Appears Unstoppable

A new study by researchers at NASA, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in this area from melting into the sea.

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Closure Of Illegal Beach Sand Quarries, Togo

News, Sand Mining
May
10

The Togolese Minister of Mines, Noupokou Dammipi, said that the recent decision by the Government to close down 90% of the illegal sand quarries, was justified by reasons pertaining to environmental protection.

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Gladstone Dredging Project Not Consistent With Best Practice, Australia

A dredging project at Gladstone harbor, Queensland, which coincided with the deaths of a large number of fish was deficient in its decision making and construction, a report instigated by the federal government has found.

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Back To The Future To Determine If Sea Level Rise Is Accelerating

Scientists have developed a new method for revealing how sea levels might rise around the world throughout the 21st century , analyzing data from 10 long-term sea level monitoring stations located around the world.

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Toxicologists Outline Key Health And Environmental Concerns Associated With Hydraulic Fracturing

Inform, Pollution
May
10

Scientists outline how toxicological sciences can be used to determine what risks may be associated with fracking.

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